Eur. Phys. J. Appl. Phys.
Volume 66, Number 1, April 2014
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||01 April 2014|
Tunneling mode in symmetrical graphene superlattices with one-dimensional period potentials
Qingdao Key Laboratory of Terahertz Technology, College of Science, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao
266510, P.R. China
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Revised: 24 January 2014
Accepted: 27 January 2014
Published online: 1 April 2014
The properties of electronic transport in graphene superlattices which consist of symmetrical period potentials have been studied. It is found that such structures possess an unusual tunneling state inside the original forbidden gaps. Furthermore, the position of tunneling mode is highly dependent on the lattice constant and potential voltage but insensitive to period number, and a theoretical explanation for this phenomenon is proposed. Finally it is revealed that the electronic conductance is greatly enhanced and the Fano factor is strongly suppressed near the energy of the tunneling state. The characteristics of electron transport over symmetrical graphene superlattices may facilitate the development of many graphene-based electronics.
© EDP Sciences, 2014
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